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from the Welsh name "Bendigedfran"

bendiged: blessed--from the Latin "benedictus," as opposed to the native Welsh word "gwyn," which has a similar meaning but with a more pagan connotation (see Gwyn ap Nudd)

fran : bran: raven

The English translation of the name for Bendigedvran ap Llyr, also called King Bran. "Bendigedfran ap Llyr" can be translated as "Blessed Raven, son of the Sea"

See also Bendigedfran ap Llyr for his mythological aspects.

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